Heritage Town

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Wainhouse Tower, Listed Grade II

Wainhouse’s Tower, or Wainhouse’s Folly, was built by the industrialist John Edward Wainhouse, who owned the Washer Lane Dye Works in south Halifax. In 1870, the Smoke Abatement Act made i…

Halifax Piece Hall

Halifax Piece Hall was opened on 1st January 1779. It was built as a place for handloom weavers to sell their pieces of cloth, hence the name, and was a replacement for an earlier, smaller, Cloth Hall…

Halifax Town Crest

Except The Lord Keep the City The name Halifax is said to be a corruption of the old English words for Holy and Face, part of the local legend that the head of John the Baptist was buried here afte…

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